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Chesapeake and Shannon

Chesapeake and Shannon

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Title:
Chesapeake and Shannon
Description:
An engraving depicting USS Chesapeake and HMS Shannon off Boston Harbor on June 1, 1813.
Engraver:
Tisdale, Elkanah, 1768-1835
Date:
1816
Format:
Prints
Genre:
Wood engravings
Location:
USS Constitution Museum
Collection (local):
USS Constitution Museum Art Collection
Subjects:
Campaigns & battles
Sailing ships
United States--History--War of 1812
Shannon (Frigate : 1813)
Chesapeake (Frigate)
Extent:
1 print : wood engraving mounted on cardboard ; mount 8 x 10 3/4 in.
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Additional information on item: Battle took place in Boston Harbor evening of June 1, 1813. (American) Chesapeake - frigate - 49 guns - commander, Capt. James Lawrence. (English) Shannon - frigate - 52 guns - commander, Commodore Broke. A short, bloody, and disastrous battle for the Americans. Loss - American - Capt. Lawrence and 47 men killed, 97 men wounded of which 14 afterwards died including Leuts. Ballard and Ludlow. Loss - English - Capt. Broke badly wounded - 26 killed - 57 wounded.
Language:
English
Identifier:
1426.1